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Weight reflections

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NCKathryn

Weight reflections

Hope this is stil the right section for this...a friend commented that since I had discovered bread-making, she imagined that my husband and I would need to be "rolled out of the house" soon. Now, we had both struggled with weight as we work/worked in high-stress jobs. But my intro to bread-making coincided with retirement. I find that the process of bread-making leaves these chunks of time when it seems natural to walk the dog or do some exercises while the dough rests/rises etc. Both of us have sharply reduced junk food consumption. All this is part of living healthier in retirement: more time to make great salads, cut up fruit, cooklow-fat entrees from scratch etc. But I really think that the bread-making process has given me a better "flow" to my day that is overall healthier. Hope that makes sense :-)   

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Chuck

she imagined that my husband and I would need to be "rolled out of the house" soon

Just spread the butter very thinly, so the butter doesn't supply far more calories than the bread itself:-)